Category Archives: Gospel-Centered Life

Heavenly Reward

What is our heavenly reward? Something now or something stored? In our culture it seems to motivate, Hearts think our behavior will negotiate; As though our approval is based, On how we act with great chaste; Instead we find something … Continue reading

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Conflict

Conflict is annoying but inevitable, Is it necessary or preventable? What do we need for good conflict? Is it an attitude that wants to inflict? Or maybe withdraw to a place to hide, So that no one will make you … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

We wonder what is true forgiveness? Is it possible or not our business? To truly forgive involves three things, All of them volitionally from our heart springs; We first take pity and feel compassion, Seeing that we are sinners in … Continue reading

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Mission is Love

Outwardly our life is about mission, Which is more than just people-fishin’; Instead it is about love coming to fruition, As we walk by the Spirit in submission; Jesus said that we are to love our neighbor, This is different … Continue reading

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How People Change

So how do people really change? It is an old heart to new heart exchange; Building on foundational truths of three, Remembering what God has for our eternity; We have been united to Christ the Bridegroom, Belonging to a family … Continue reading

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Proper Heart Idolatry

John Calvin said we are an idol factory, Our hearts hate change and are refractory; We are prone to see only our surface sins, Sin hides thinking it is all about who wins; Real work is needed to see our … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Repentance

Why does the word “repentance” feel bad? As though a surprise our obedience is sad; When our Lord and Master said, “Repent,” He willed a life of God honoring lament; Not a false repentance from our idol factory, Which focuses … Continue reading

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